5 Waterfalls in 5 Hours

With over 100 waterfalls, the Upper Cumberland Area is known to be among the highest concentrations of waterfalls in the United States. Located on the low side of the 20,000+ square-mile Cumberland Plateau, much of the rain that falls on the plateau drains west – – into the Upper Cumberland. As the water pours over…

Tennessee Tourism Adds New “Color Blind” Viewfinders Statewide to Enable More Travelers to Enjoy the Colors of Fall

Specially Equipped Viewfinders Installed at 11 Locations Across Tennessee   First Introduced in October 2017, Tennessee’s specially equipped viewfinders enabled thousands of color-blind visitors to “see” the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in peak fall foliage for the first time. Images of color-blind travelers experiencing the brilliant fall colors for the first time…

Made in Tennessee: Upper Cumberland 5-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Check in at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cookeville, TN. Dinner at Salt Box Inn Begin your visit with an extensive showcase of Upper Cumberland’s various barbeque cuisine, “wines, shine & stein”, a musical performance and a show and tell from the regional Tennessee State Parks. Day 2 Made in Tennessee —…

Follow the Trail of Tears in Southeast Tennessee

I stood in front of the Memorial Wall, reading the names of the 2,535 Cherokee heads of household identified in the 1835 Census, the Henderson Roll, and then forced into removal along the Trail of Tears. The number of household members was listed too, so in all, of the 16,542 Cherokees identified for removal by…

Chattanooga Whiskey Co.’s “Vote Whiskey” Campaign Brings Whiskey Back Home

The Chattanooga Whiskey Co. rewrote century-old laws with their Vote Whiskey campaign to be able to distill Whiskey in their hometown. Pre-Prohibition, Chattanooga, Tennessee, was once one of the largest Whiskey-distilling cities in the nation with more than 30 distilleries in Chattanooga’s downtown area from 1866–1915.  Although Prohibition was repealed in 1933, until 2009 only…

Chattanooga, Tennessee Itinerary

Here’s a preview of my media visit to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Follow along vicariously, or, use the information to plan your next visit to the city named by Lonely Planet as the “Best in the U.S.” and one of “10 U.S. destinations you need to see in 2018.” Monday, April 30 Depart via Delta from Kansas…

2018 Travel Schedule

Fredericksburg, TX | April 2-6 Experience the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and red poppies with a spring visit to the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg! This authentic Texas-German community, just an hour’s drive northwest of San Antonio, is renowned for its upscale boutiques and art galleries, burgeoning wine industry, upscale lodging, lush wildflower landscape, world-class museums,…